• The Science Scene

The Science Scene is your one-stop source for events, activities, and other opportunities to experience science, technology, engineering and math happening across the metro area. The calendar includes links to information about workshops, films, Maker meetups, school-break camps, and more organized by institutions and people across the metro region. If you have an event that you’d like to promote here, please complete this form.

December 2018

Event Type

Topic Tag

Audience

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Frog Feeding

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Sunday, 12/16/2018 — Sunday, 03/24/2019
11:30am - 12:30pm

Public Event

Drop by the Fuqua Conservatory lobby to watch the conservation team tend to the rare and endangered amphibians on display at the Garden. The frogs jump into action when presented with their meals, and an amphibian specialist is available to answer questions about these captivating creatures. Public frog feedings allow visitors to observe one of the most interesting aspects of these amphibians – their feeding behaviors. Most frogs have long sticky tongues that shoot out at prey. Some, like Poison Frogs, are able to do this with such incredible speed and accuracy that all visitors notice are flies disappearing. Others, like the Splendid Leaf Frog, are dramatic feeders and hardly use their tongues at all, but rather stuff the crickets into their mouths with their hands.

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Nature & Environment

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

Monday, December 17, 2018

Girls Who Code

Forest Park Library - Clayton County Public Library
Monday, 12/17/2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Public Event

Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The curriculum is project-based and designed for students to use their coding skills to address real-life problems in their community.

COST: Free with adv registration

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Computer Science

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs)

Girls Who Code

Morrow Branch Library - Clayton County Public Library
Monday, 12/17/2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Public Event

Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The curriculum is project-based and designed for students to use their coding skills to address real-life problems in their community.

COST: Free with adv registration

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Computer Science

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs)

Experiment with Elements

Discovery Science Center
Monday, 12/17/2018 — Monday, 12/10/2018
9:30am - 10:45am

Homeschooling Programming

In this 12 week course, we explore the periodic table to learn about atomic number, molecular mass, chemical abbreviations and properties of many of our elements. Each week we conduct a variety of experiments related to specific elements and chemistry techniques that pop, fizz, and change colors, and fun each day learning about the chemistry of the universe.

Ages 8-10

COST: Students can register as a course or as individual workshops. $220/course or $20/drop-in workshop

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Chemistry

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Kids Holiday STEAM

Lovejoy Branch: Clayton County Library System
Monday, 12/17/2018 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Public Event

Tis the season to be learning fa-la la-la-la-la-la. Come enjoy STEAM activities Holiday edition here at the branch.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Deadly (and not so deadly) Diseases

Discovery Science Center
Monday, 12/17/2018 — Monday, 12/10/2018
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Homeschooling Programming

Adventure through history, biology and chemistry to understand the progression of various diseases, conditions and treatment methods that have developed. Students study pathology and physiology through organ dissection, microscope analysis and experimentation.

Ages 11-14

COST: Students can register as a course or as individual workshops. $220 for the course or $20 drop-in workshop

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Health & Medicine Science & Society

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs)

MG Sprouts at the Milton Library

Milton Branch Library - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Monday, 12/17/2018 — Monday, 12/10/2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Other

The MG Sprouts program combines storytelling, reading, and writing with hands-on horticulture activities to learn about science, agriculture, and gardening. It is a free, six-session program for kindergarten through 3rd graders.

Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): STEAM Nature & Environment

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Physics of Movement

Discovery Science Center
Monday, 12/17/2018 — Monday, 12/10/2018
11:00am - 12:15pm

Homeschooling Programming

How does a rollercoaster work? Can you launch an egg without it breaking? Why does water not spill out of a bucket when you swing it around? Students explore the mysteries of movement through the laws of physics. Learn about gravity, Newton’s laws of motion, types of energy, centrifugal force and more through hands-on experiments.

Ages 8-10

COST: Students can register as a course or as individual workshops. $220/course or $20/drop-in workshop

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Physics

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Bio Mondays

Decatur Makers
Monday, 12/17/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Makers

Bio Mondays is an opportunity for anyone interested in DIY Bio to come and see what it's all about. Each month we'll either feature a hands-on activity, a speaker, or a discussion related to DIY Bio. If you're interested in working in the lab, this is also a great time to get safety training or training on a new piece of equipment.

Bio Mondays are free and open to Decatur Makers members and non-members alike.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Life Sciences Makers

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Dev Board Users Group - DevBUG

The Maker Station
Tuesday, 12/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Makers

Development Board User Group - [Microcontroller and Single Board Computers] Meets Every Other Tuesday at 6pm-9pm. Hosted by Dan Odom, Chuck Courtney, and other members! **What is the group?** An informal user group for enthusiasts of Arduino, Rasberry Pi and similar IOT development boards. Have recurring meet ups to work on and or discuss ongoing projects which can be individual and perhaps also a group project in non formal atmosphere and kind of just socialize while working on projects.

COST: Suggested Donation

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Makers Technology

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Little Scientists Workshop

Discovery Science Center
Tuesday, 12/18/2018 — Tuesday, 12/04/2018
9:30am - 10:15am

Other

Little Scientists conduct fun, hands-on experiments each week as we learn new science concepts, and use science tools for educational sensory play. Themes vary each week.

Ages 3-5

COST: $70/course or $12/child with adult(s) (must pre-register) 50% off each additional sibling​

Full Details

TOPIC(S): STEM

AUDIENCE(S): Preschool (0-4 yrs)

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch! A Grinchy Family STEAM Program

Hampton Park Library - Forsyth County Public Library
Tuesday, 12/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Public Event

Stink! Stank! Stunk! Are you as cuddly as a cactus or as charming as an eel? If so then head to the library and get in the holiday spirit. We'll celebrate the beloved classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, with Grinch-themed STEAM crafts and activities -- guaranteed to make your heart grow two sizes!

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) Meeting

Decatur Makers
Tuesday, 12/18/2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Meetup

Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) is a diverse group of friendly people who enjoy the freedoms and benefits of GNU Linux Computing and Free Liberating Open Source Software technologies. From novices to network administrators, from smart phones to data centers, we strive to empower every information technology user with freely distributable software and to improve every computing environment with the superior security, functionality and flexibility of Open Source Operating System solutions.

Although there is parking available in the church parking lot at the makerspace, we suggest you consider parking across the street or around the corner in the neighborhood to avoid conflicting with a pre-existing weekly Tuesday night church event.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Technology

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Girls Who Code

Morrow Branch Library - Clayton County Public Library
Wednesday, 12/19/2018 — Tuesday, 12/18/2018
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Public Event

Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The curriculum is project-based and designed for students to use their coding skills to address real-life problems in their community.

COST: Free with adv registration

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Computer Science

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs)

STEAM Storytime

Collins Hill Branch - Gwinnett County Public Library
Wednesday, 12/19/2018 - 10:30am to 11:00am

Public Event

Join us for a STEAM inspired Storytime focusing on a different theme each week!

Ages 3+

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Preschool (0-4 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Art in Tech Meetup

Tech Square Labs
Wednesday, 12/19/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Meetup

Simply, our meetup aims to fuse the world of art and the world of tech. This comes in a variety of forms that leverages all aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and creates novel connections between them. If you find yourself in any of these fields craving collaboration with like-minded (or other brained) people, this meetup is for you.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Technology STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Open Build Night

Decatur Makers
Wednesday, 12/19/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Makers

We are now hosting open build nights on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7 PM. These nights are open to members and non-members so if you're interested in checking out the space, come on by. Bring a project you'd like to work on, meet others who have the same passion or can help out, and/or work on one of our Decatur Maker projects du jour.

This is for makers of all ages, skill sets, and interests. Stop by, stay hi, and stay for the making.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Makers

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Adults

Thursday, December 20, 2018

STEAM Club

East Atlanta Branch Library - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Thursday, 12/20/2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Public Event

This month we will be experimenting with color! Using scientific principles we will be predicting and testing how colors mix together to create new colors. Ages 4+.

Full Details

TOPIC(S): STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Preschool (0-4 yrs)

Crazy 8's Math Club

Buford-Sugar Hill Branch - Gwinnett County Public Library
Thursday, 12/20/2018 — Thursday, 12/27/2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Public Event

Introducing Math concepts to 3-5 grade students with fun and cool hands on activities. Students will learn basic math concepts and improve their skills as they play fun, interactive math games to develop critical and creative thinking skills and boosts student confidence through teamwork and collaboration.

For grades 3-5

COST: Free with adv registration

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Math

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Math Games @ Your Library

Centerville Branch - Gwinnett County Public Library
Thursday, 12/20/2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Public Event

This math club, for 3rd through 5th grade students, will meet on Thursdays at 5:30 PM at the Centerville Branch. Students will learn basic math concepts and improve their skills as they play fun, interactive math games, such as award-winning Albert’s Insomnia. Albert’s Insomnia, used in some of our Gwinnett County elementary school classrooms, helps to develop critical and creative thinking skills and boosts student confidence through teamwork and collaboration. After several months of practice play with Albert’s Insomnia, students will have an opportunity to compete against teams from other branches to earn prizes and awards.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Math

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Home School Program at Autrey Mill

Autrey Mill
Thursday, 12/20/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Homeschooling Programming

Our homeschool curriculum provides an exciting learning experience developed to really engage students in the study of topics combining environmental studies, nature, history, and science. This season's overarching theme is Tall Tales!

Ages 6-11. Each class stands on its own, so attend one, all or several.

COST: $25 members/ $30 non-members

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Life Sciences Nature & Environment

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Earth, Moon and Sun

Fernbank Science Center
Thursday, 12/20/2018 - 3:00pm to 3:45pm

Film

Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the Universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon, and Sun work together as a system. Discover why the Sun rises and sets, and learn about the basics of fusion and solar energy. Explore the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases, eclipses, and past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond.

COST: Adults (ages 19-61) $7.00 Students (ages 3-18) $5.00 Seniors (62+) $5.00

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Earth & Space Science

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

The Buice Observatory

Fernbank Science Center
Thursday, 12/20/2018 — Friday, 12/21/2018
9:00pm - 10:30pm

Public Event

The Dr. Ralph L. Buice, Jr. Observatory houses a 0.9 meter (36-inch) Cassegrain reflector beneath a 10 meter (30 ft.) dome. This is the largest telescope in the southeastern United States and one of the largest instruments ever dedicated to education and public viewing.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Earth & Space Science

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults Children (5-12 yrs)

Home School Program at Autrey Mill

Autrey Mill
Thursday, 12/20/2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

Homeschooling Programming

Our homeschool curriculum provides an exciting learning experience developed to really engage students in the study of topics combining environmental studies, nature, history, and science. This season's overarching theme is Tall Tales!

Ages 6-11. Each class stands on its own, so attend one, all or several.

COST: $25 members/ $30 non-members

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Life Sciences Nature & Environment

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Math Games @ Your Gwinnett Library

Centerville Branch - Gwinnett County Public Library
Thursday, 12/20/2018 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Public Event

This math club, for 3rd through 5th grade students, will meet on Thursdays at 5:30 PM at the Centerville Branch. Students will learn basic math concepts and improve their skills as they play fun, interactive math games, such as award-winning Albert’s Insomnia. Albert’s Insomnia, used in some of our Gwinnett County elementary school classrooms, helps to develop critical and creative thinking skills and boosts student confidence through teamwork and collaboration. After several months of practice play with Albert’s Insomnia, students will have an opportunity to compete against teams from other branches to earn prizes and awards.

Grades 3-5

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Math

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Rock On Geology

Discovery Science Center
Thursday, 12/20/2018 — Thursday, 12/06/2018
11:00am - 12:15pm

Homeschooling Programming

Students become geologists and paleontologists as we study the structure of Earth and its forces, investigate the physical and chemical properties of rocks and minerals and examine geologic history through the fossil record.

Ages 6-8

COST: Students can register as a course or as individual workshops. $220/course or $20/drop-in workshop

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Earth & Space Science

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Science Lab Basics

Discovery Science Center
Thursday, 12/20/2018 — Thursday, 12/06/2018
9:30am - 10:45am

Homeschooling Programming

Students learn about working in a science lab, including proper measurement methods, use of scientific tools and equipment (balances, microscopes and glassware), and safety procedures while conducting scientific techniques and experiments.

Ages 6-8

COST: Students can register as a course or as individual workshops. $220/course or $20/drop-in workshop

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Chemistry Life Sciences

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Friday, December 21, 2018

Earth, Moon and Sun

Fernbank Science Center
Friday, 12/21/2018 - 4:00pm to 4:45pm

Film

Explore the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions. Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the Universe makes viewers think about how the Earth, Moon, and Sun work together as a system. Discover why the Sun rises and sets, and learn about the basics of fusion and solar energy. Explore the Moon’s orbit, craters, phases, eclipses, and past and future space travel to our Moon and beyond.

COST: Adults (ages 19-61) $7.00 Students (ages 3-18) $5.00 Seniors (62+) $5.00

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Earth & Space Science

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Children (5-12 yrs)

Creating Mini Robots

Museum of Design Atlanta
Friday, 12/21/2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

School Break Camp

Are you curious about robots? Do you want to learn the mechanics of how they move? Join us for a morning of invention and experiential learning as we create our own mini robots!

For Ages 7-12

COST: Members: $65/ Non-members: $75

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Robotics Visual and Performing Arts

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Explosive Elves

Cumming Library - Forsyth County Public Library
Friday, 12/21/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Public Event

The elves at the North Pole are up to mischief. Join us as we help the elves create experiments for the senses. The elves' experiments will foam, fizzle, smell, and explode.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Physics

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

The Buice Observatory

Fernbank Science Center
Friday, 12/21/2018 - 9:00pm to 10:30pm

Public Event

The Dr. Ralph L. Buice, Jr. Observatory houses a 0.9 meter (36-inch) Cassegrain reflector beneath a 10 meter (30 ft.) dome. This is the largest telescope in the southeastern United States and one of the largest instruments ever dedicated to education and public viewing.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Earth & Space Science

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Teens (13-18 yrs) Adults Children (5-12 yrs)

Preschool Adventures at Autrey Mill

Autrey Mill
Friday, 12/21/2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Public Event

Our preschool adventures series is based on a nationally recognized curriculum in life and physical sciences. Each adventure is different and has a theme chosen to spark a preschooler's imagination. Included is a brief nature hike and a hands-on activity or craft. This season's overarching theme is SENSES!

Ages 3-6. A parent or guardian must accompany their child. Parents are free but required to stay.

COST: $7 members/ $10 non-members

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Life Sciences Nature & Environment

AUDIENCE(S): Preschool (0-4 yrs)

Saturday, December 22, 2018

GeoAg: A New Way to Garden

Wolf Creek Branch Library - Atlanta Fulton Public Library System
Saturday, 12/22/2018 — Saturday, 12/15/2018
11:00am - 1:00pm

Public Event

Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr. & Wolf Creek Library invite you to attend Geological Agriculture (GeoAg) workshops. GeoAg is the study of growing plants in rocks without soils and fertilizers. Learn more at www.tosoilless.com Come learn and grow!

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Nature & Environment Life Sciences

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

GeoAg: A New Way to Garden

Wolf Creek Branch Library - Atlanta Fulton Public Library System
Saturday, 12/22/2018 — Saturday, 12/08/2018
11:00am - 1:00pm

Public Event

Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr. & Wolf Creek Library invite you to attend Geological Agriculture (GeoAg) workshops. GeoAg is the study of growing plants in rocks without soils and fertilizers. Learn more at www.tosoilless.com Come learn and grow!

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Nature & Environment Life Sciences

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Frog Feeding

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Saturday, 12/22/2018 — Saturday, 03/23/2019
11:00am - 12:00pm

Public Event

Drop by the Fuqua Conservatory lobby to watch the conservation team tend to the rare and endangered amphibians on display at the Garden. The frogs jump into action when presented with their meals, and an amphibian specialist is available to answer questions about these captivating creatures. Public frog feedings allow visitors to observe one of the most interesting aspects of these amphibians – their feeding behaviors. Most frogs have long sticky tongues that shoot out at prey. Some, like Poison Frogs, are able to do this with such incredible speed and accuracy that all visitors notice are flies disappearing. Others, like the Splendid Leaf Frog, are dramatic feeders and hardly use their tongues at all, but rather stuff the crickets into their mouths with their hands.

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Nature & Environment

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

Ready, Set, Code

Wolf Creek Branch Library - Atlanta Fulton Public Library System
Saturday, 12/22/2018 — Saturday, 12/15/2018
10:30am - 12:30pm

Public Event

Computer programming/coding classes. Laptop suggested.

For ages 9 and up. Email [email protected]

COST: Free with adv registration

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Computer Science

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs)

GeoAg 101 – Introduction to Geological Agriculture

Metropolitan Branch Library - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Saturday, 12/22/2018 — Saturday, 12/15/2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Public Event

Welcome to the fall session of Geological Agriculture (GeoAg) at the Metropolitan Library. This course will focus on the basics of geological agriculture and is designed for those new to GeoAg. You will learn the fundamentals of the science, how to assemble your own gravel grow cup to take home and get you started on the science.

COST: Free with adv registration

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Nature & Environment Life Sciences

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Atlanta Audobon Society Monthly Meeting

Manuel's Tavern
Sunday, 12/23/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Meetup

Our monthly meetings are free and open to the public. Please join us! Free parking is readily available to the south of the building. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Topics and activities vary each month. Check the website for my details.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Nature & Environment Life Sciences

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Frog Feeding

Atlanta Botanical Garden
Sunday, 12/23/2018 — Sunday, 03/24/2019
11:30am - 12:30pm

Public Event

Drop by the Fuqua Conservatory lobby to watch the conservation team tend to the rare and endangered amphibians on display at the Garden. The frogs jump into action when presented with their meals, and an amphibian specialist is available to answer questions about these captivating creatures. Public frog feedings allow visitors to observe one of the most interesting aspects of these amphibians – their feeding behaviors. Most frogs have long sticky tongues that shoot out at prey. Some, like Poison Frogs, are able to do this with such incredible speed and accuracy that all visitors notice are flies disappearing. Others, like the Splendid Leaf Frog, are dramatic feeders and hardly use their tongues at all, but rather stuff the crickets into their mouths with their hands.

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Nature & Environment

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Families (kids & adults together)

Monday, December 24, 2018

STEAM Club

Powder Spring Springs Library - Cobb County Public Libraries
Monday, 12/24/2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Public Event

Join us for our STEAM Club: having fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. For ages 9-14! Themes vary each week.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): STEAM

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Deadly (and not so deadly) Diseases

Discovery Science Center
Monday, 12/24/2018 — Monday, 12/10/2018
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Homeschooling Programming

Adventure through history, biology and chemistry to understand the progression of various diseases, conditions and treatment methods that have developed. Students study pathology and physiology through organ dissection, microscope analysis and experimentation.

Ages 11-14

COST: Students can register as a course or as individual workshops. $220 for the course or $20 drop-in workshop

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Health & Medicine Science & Society

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs) Teens (13-18 yrs)

Physics of Movement

Discovery Science Center
Monday, 12/24/2018 — Monday, 12/10/2018
11:00am - 12:15pm

Homeschooling Programming

How does a rollercoaster work? Can you launch an egg without it breaking? Why does water not spill out of a bucket when you swing it around? Students explore the mysteries of movement through the laws of physics. Learn about gravity, Newton’s laws of motion, types of energy, centrifugal force and more through hands-on experiments.

Ages 8-10

COST: Students can register as a course or as individual workshops. $220/course or $20/drop-in workshop

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Physics

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

MG Sprouts at the Milton Library

Milton Branch Library - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Monday, 12/24/2018 — Monday, 12/10/2018
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Other

The MG Sprouts program combines storytelling, reading, and writing with hands-on horticulture activities to learn about science, agriculture, and gardening. It is a free, six-session program for kindergarten through 3rd graders.

Kindergarten through 3rd grade.

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): STEAM Nature & Environment

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Girls Who Code

Forest Park Library - Clayton County Public Library
Monday, 12/24/2018 — Monday, 12/17/2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Public Event

Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The curriculum is project-based and designed for students to use their coding skills to address real-life problems in their community.

COST: Free with adv registration

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Computer Science

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs)

Experiment with Elements

Discovery Science Center
Monday, 12/24/2018 — Monday, 12/10/2018
9:30am - 10:45am

Homeschooling Programming

In this 12 week course, we explore the periodic table to learn about atomic number, molecular mass, chemical abbreviations and properties of many of our elements. Each week we conduct a variety of experiments related to specific elements and chemistry techniques that pop, fizz, and change colors, and fun each day learning about the chemistry of the universe.

Ages 8-10

COST: Students can register as a course or as individual workshops. $220/course or $20/drop-in workshop

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Chemistry

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Girls Who Code

Morrow Branch Library - Clayton County Public Library
Monday, 12/24/2018 — Monday, 12/17/2018
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Public Event

Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs for 6-12th grade girls to use computer science to impact their community and join a sisterhood of supportive peers and role models. The curriculum is project-based and designed for students to use their coding skills to address real-life problems in their community.

COST: Free with adv registration

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Computer Science

AUDIENCE(S): Teens (13-18 yrs)

Make It Monday

Decatur Makers
Monday, 12/24/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Makers

We're a social group for women who make things. From bloggers, to seamstresses, to designers, to developers, to welders and DIYers. We welcome any women who consider themselves makers, as well as the people who support them.

Every last Monday of the month

COST: Free

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Makers

AUDIENCE(S): Adults

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Family Build NIght

Decatur Makers
Wednesday, 12/26/2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Makers

Family build night is geared towards our littlest makers, age 6-10 and their adults. All projects supplies are free. But donations are welcome. This is a drop-in event. Come for the whole time or just a bit. Bring your dinner and hang out if that helps you get here!

Parents/Guardians must stay at Decatur Makers with their kiddos. It is FAMILY Build night after all.

COST: Donations are welcome

Full Details

TOPIC(S): Makers

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together)

Open Build Night

Decatur Makers
Wednesday, 12/26/2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Makers

We are now hosting open build nights on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7 PM. These nights are open to members and non-members so if you're interested in checking out the space, come on by. Bring a project you'd like to work on, meet others who have the same passion or can help out, and/or work on one of our Decatur Maker projects du jour.

This is for makers of all ages, skill sets, and interests. Stop by, stay hi, and stay for the making.

COST: Free

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TOPIC(S): Makers

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Adults

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Design-Build Challenge with LEGO Robotics

Museum of Design Atlanta
Thursday, 12/27/2018 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

School Break Camp

Robotics just got LEGOtastic! Join us for a morning of fun and learning as we use LEGO robotics to design, build, and program robots that can take on real-world challenges.

For Ages 7-12

COST: Members: $65/ Non-members: $75

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TOPIC(S): Robotics Visual and Performing Arts Technology

AUDIENCE(S): Children (5-12 yrs)

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Community Walk & Talk at Cascade Springs

Cascade Springs Nature Preserve
Saturday, 12/29/2018 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Public Event

Join the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance as we highlight another neighborhood greenspace, Cascade Springs Nature Preserve.

COST: Free with adv registration

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TOPIC(S): Nature & Environment

AUDIENCE(S): Families (kids & adults together) Adults

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